[Users] [Bug 3518] New: Moving an IMAP folder around, and its content is lost silently (!)

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            Bug ID: 3518
           Summary: Moving an IMAP folder around, and its content is lost
                    silently (!)
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.12.0
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P3
         Component: Folders/IMAP
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: francis.moro at gmail.com

This happens on a specific IMAP server, I can't reproduce it on my IMAP GMAIL
account for example.

Here's the procedure to reproduce it:

  1. Create a folder in INBOX/Travel/Misc
  2. Put an email in that folder
  3. Move the folder 'Misc' in INBOX/
  4. 'Misc' still contains the email
  5. Move back 'test' folder in INBOX/Travels/
  6. 'Misc' folder is now empty :-/

I attached the logs corresponding to step 5.

>From the logs one case see:
** IMAP error on gwmail.xxx.com: protocol error(very probably non-RFC
compliance from the server)
** IMAP4 connection broken

which suggests that there's something wrong on the server side or something not

If it's really the case, I think Claws should do the necessary for trying to
make it works in order to support such (broken) servers. Or at least reports
the error to the user and do *nothing*.

But in any cases, it should LOST emails SILENTLY.

BTW Thunderbird chooses to work perfectly fine here.

This affects Claws 3.11 as well.

I already reported it on Claws' mailing list but it didn't get any attention
althouth it's a critical bug IMHO specially when emails are lost !

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